Tag Archive | Healthcare

The Last Responders (Funeral Directors)

Three gatekeepers of COVID-19 death Penny Dickerson Apr 15, 2020 Updated Apr 20, 2020 Miami-Dade County morticians are tasked with helping area families lay their loved ones to rest with dignity amid social distancing mandates that restrict public gatherings to only ten people who must then remain six feet apart.   The business of burying the dead six […]

AHCJ Conference highlights Racial Disparity and Equity

    BLACK EXPERTS SHINE AT HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE June 9, 2019 SPEAKERS FOCUS ON RACIAL DISPARITIES, EQUITY DURING SESSIONS IN BALTIMORE BY PENNY DICKERSONFLORIDA COURIER From the podium as notable speakers to moderating panels, African-Americans were at the forefront of Health Journalism 2019 held May 2-5 at the Hilton Baltimore Conference Center. Presented by the […]

Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap?

 Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap? Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017 Photo: Olean McCaskill in her celebrated soul-food eatery, Olean’s.TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The roots of soul food run deep within the annals of African American living. The South reigns as king of soul food cuisine. Its origins can […]

Penny Dickerson awarded GSA Fellowship 2017

For Immediate Release November 11, 2016 Contact: Todd Kluss tkluss@geron.org (202) 587-2839 America’s Top Reporters on Aging Chosen for Fellowship ProgramThe Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) have selected 16 distinguished reporters for the next cohort of the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, now in its seventh year. They represent a […]

Editorial: Shands Hospital Print Layout

Soul Food – New England Journal of Medicine weighs in

http://newamericamedia.org/2017/03/a-newhealthier–era-for-soul-food.php A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD March 3, 2017 Filed under FOOD, METRO Posted by FCEditor Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of […]